This morning, the LEC live stream began as normal with the countdown timer. However, instead of the usual lively introduction, fans were brought to a lonely studio where Eefje Depoortere (@sjokz) delivered the news that the LEC Spring Split was suspended. The full announcement was as follows:
“Before our show, we received an update regarding the LEC Spring Split. In light of the uncertainty during the rapidly-changing COVID-19 global pandemic situation and in an abundance of caution, we’ve decided the err on the side of player, fan, and staff safety and suspended the LEC Spring Split until further notice.
“We apologize for the late notice but we have a developing health situation among the LEC crew and staff today that requires our full attention. No players have been impacted and no COVID-19 cases have been identified at this time. We will provide updates through our social channels and we want to thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you soon.”